Funds Available to Support Undergrad STEM Faculty


The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces their Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) grant.  This funding opportunity seeks to support STEM faculty as they strive to incorporate results from educational research into classroom practice and work with education research colleagues and social science learning scholars to advance our understanding of effective teaching and learning.

The program offers two tracks of funding focused on engaged student learning and institutional and community transformation.

Deadlines for development and implementation grants are January 11, 2017.

Full details about the grant and eligibility requirements can be found on the NSF website.


Upcoming Webinar – Obtaining Federal Resources for P-12 Educators


MSPnet announces their upcoming webinar on Tuesday, November 1 at 8pm eastern time.  The US Department of Energy, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the Smithsonian Science Education Center, and MSPnet are teaming together to present this webinar.

This live broadcast will discuss federal funding sources for P-12 educators, professional development opportunities, and detail other tools and resources available for use in the classroom.

Registration is required. Visit their website to learn more details.


NSF Third Annual Community College Innovation Challenge


A partnership of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) brings their third annual Community College Innovation Challenge (CCIC) – a contest that challenges students to propose solutions to real-world scientific challenges.

Students can enter the contest in one of three areas.  “Maker to Manufacturer” asks students to explore the problems encountered by small-scale manufacturing processes.  “Energy and Environment” encourages students to plan sustainable pathways to new energy applications. “Security Technologies” examines the need for computer network systems to be secure, private, and useable.

Submissions are due by February 15, 2017.

More information about eligibility and prizes is available on the CCICwebsite.


Research + Practice Collaboratory Offers Fellowship Grant to Attend Conferences



Know a STEM educator or researcher? The Research + Practice Collaboratory is offering STEM educators and researchers a $2,000 fellowship grant to attend research and education conferences in 2017.

As an R+P Fellow, you will receive up to $2000 to attend a 2017 educational conference in order to meet and learn from other STEM educators and researchers. For example, teachers interested in engaging with educational research might attend regional or national research conferences such as AERANARST, or NCSM. Researchers wanting to connect with educators could apply to participate at conferences such as ASTC, ISTENCTMNSTA, orTODOS.  You will be teamed up with 2-3 other Fellows and touch base as a group, along with a Collaboratory mentor, at least once a day during the conference.

The program is open to K-12 educators and researchers who live and work in the US.

Applications are due Friday, November 4, 2016. For full details, visit the R + P website.


Nutrition and Health Grant Available for Child Care Settings


The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Division of Nutrition, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers details about a new grant opportunity.  

The Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings grant offers opportunities for up to 12 early care and education agencies to provide a health and nutrition program intended for high need areas of New York State. Up to $2.3 million in funds is available for a 5-year term beginning in October 2017. 

EWPHCCS is an evidence-based, multi-level obesity prevention intervention that focuses on improving the nutrition and physical activity behaviors of low-income families and their children enrolled in registered and licensed child day care programs. This intervention also addresses environmental changes to reduce childhood obesity by influencing the nutrition, mealtime and physical activity practices that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles.”

More details and submission requirements can be found at the Grants Gateway website.

LOI due: Friday, October 21, 2016 (Not required: “Applications may be submitted without first having submitted a letter of interest.“)

Applications due: January 13, 2017 / 04:00 PM EST


Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation in STEM Grant


The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Grant (LSAMP).

The LSAMP program provides funding to alliances that implement comprehensive, evidence-based, innovative, and sustained strategies that ultimately result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.

This program seeks to benefit racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders.

Full proposal deadline is November 4, 2016. Visit their website to read the full specifications and guidelines.